What’s On Guide

From ancient festivals in the Slieve Bloom Mountains to modern day merry-making, Laois has enjoyed a party more than most for thousands of years. With over 60 events happening each month , you are most definitely invited to celebrate with us.
And from major international music weekends to local fiestas covering everything from scarecrows and storytelling, to drama and literature, you’re sure to find your tribe. For the outdoor enthusiast there’s weekly guided walks, runs and cycles. Come join us as we celebrate the length and breadth of the county – morning, noon, and night…

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Eco Warrior Back Garden Skills Workshop

24th July @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Dublin Road Business Park, Portarlington, Co. Laois, R32 RPX8

Aim of Workshop

  • Oversight of the key environmental problems we face
  • Practical steps you can take in your back garden to make a change for the better
  • Suits: 6-14 year olds
  • Price: €10
  • When: Saturday 24th of July 2021 at 12pm (Noon)
  • Duration: 1 Hour
  • Capacity: Max. 12 People
  • All courses / workshops take place in a covid safe environment
  • Note: All courses & workshops must be booked online in advance

Course Content

#1 Compost Your Food Waste

  • Food waste creates 4 times as much carbon emissions as the airline industry
  • Learn how to successfully compost

#2 Chickens – Convert Food Waste Into Eggs

  • Turn waste food into fresh eggs with a back garden chicken coop

#3 Grow Your Own Vegetables

  • How to grow a range of fresh organic vegetables & herbs in your vegetable patch

#4 Grow Irish Wildflower Seeds (Biodiversity Mix)

  • How to slow a wild flower section in your back garden
  • Encourage bees, butterflies, insects and birds to share your safe sanctuary


24th July
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm